The problem with political jokes is they get elected.  
            :Henry Cate, VII

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.  
            :Aesop
 
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven.  
            :Will Rogers

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.  [latin adjective]
            :Plato

Politicians are the same all over.  They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.  
            :Nikita Khrushchev

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe  it
            :Clarence Darrow

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.  
            :Author Unknown

If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.  
            :Jay Leno

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.  
            :John Quinton

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.  
            :Oscar Ameringer